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‘Thank you professor’: Pamela Karlan sets impeachment hearing on fire with blistering attack on Trump and GOP enablers

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Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan won thousands of fans with her blistering opening statement in the House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing.

Karlan blasted Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), the committee’s ranking member, after he suggested she had not read the underlying evidence in the case against President Donald Trump.

“I read transcripts of every one of the witnesses who appeared in the live hearing,” Karlan said. “I’m insulted by the suggestion that as a law professor I don’t care about those facts.”

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She then laid out strong evidence that impeachment was ratified by the Constitution’s framers to handle exactly the type of official corruption laid out by the impeachment inquiry against Trump.

“Put simply, a candidate for president should resist foreign interference in our elections, not demand it,” Karlan said. “If we are to keep faith with the Constitution and our Republic, President Trump must be held to account.”

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Here are 7 embarrassing arguments Republicans have tried to use to defend Trump

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With the Senate impeachment trial in full swing, Republicans have launched an aggressive if scattershot campaign to defend President Donald Trump and discredit the Democrats’ case.

It’s not going well. Multiple recent polls have found that a majority of the country thinks Trump should be removed from office and many more think he has done something seriously wrong, even if they think he should remain in the White House until the next election.

While the Democrats have unleashed a torrent of facts and compelling arguments for the charges that Trump abused his power and obstructed Congress, Republican replies have been all over the map. Many of their arguments are completely beside the point of the case, and the sheer weakness of their defenses is an embarrassment to the party.

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Trump’s legal team is going to be ‘scrambling’ to respond to the Democrats’ case: Law professor

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ABC News contributor and law professor Kate Shaw, who served in the Obama White House, said Thursday that President Donald Trump’s lawyers are going to be “scrambling” to respond to the impeachment case Democrats are putting forward in the Senate.

“I think they’re trying to figure out how to respond to what was a pretty powerful presentation today, in particular by Chairman [Jerry] Nadler, on the Constitution and the law,” she said of the Trump legal team. “He cites founding documents; the previous impeachments, both presidential and judicial impeachments, scholarly consensus, consensus by a lot of players, right? All the constitutional law professors who testified in the House, and then, of course, many members of the president’s team, all seem to say abuse of power is under some circumstances enough to warrant impeachment and removal.”

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Genocide expert breaks down how all of the ‘warning signs’ are present in Trump’s America

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Defense research scientist and genocide expert Brynn Tannehill laid out a terrifying warning on Thursday about President Donald Trump's administration.

As the United States Senate conducted an impeachment trial for the commander-in-chief, Tannehill posted an extended Twitter thread examining the situation in America from her perspective as a researcher studying the conditions that lead to genocide.

Here is what she wrote:

I study genocide. It's been a theme in my academic endeavours for nearly 30 years. More accurately, I study the conditions in the lead up to genocide, be they cultural, social, political, economic, etc... 1/n

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